Facts about Bed Bugs

A few facts about Bed Bugs:-

  • A bed bug can survive for up to 10 months without feeding
  • Bed bug bites are painless – the saliva of the Bed Bug contains an anesthetic
  • Bed Bugs can’t fly or jump.
  • Bed bugs are nocturnal creatures and come mostly at night.
  • The average lifespan of an adult bed bug is one year
  • Female bed bugs can lay up to five eggs per day and 500 during a lifetime
  • Bed bugs are not transmitters of disease.
  • Bed Bugs don’t have to eat (bite) every day.
  • Bedbugs do not stay in the bedroom.
  • The most common species is the Cimex lectularius
  • A crack wide enough to fit the edge of a credit card can harbor bedbugs
  • Bed Bugs are attracted by the carbon dioxide that comes from our breath
  • Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites.
  • After feeding, bed bugs move to secluded places and hide for 5-10 days
  • Females tend to lay their eggs in cracks and crevices to ensure their protection

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